I have fallen in love….with pattern design

I have recently started exploring pattern design and I have completely fallen in love with the process of creating patterns. I get to combine sketching, photography, design and my love for details. It feels so satisfying to be able to put all my skills to good use and end up with a product, that in so many ways reflects me and how I perceive my surroundings.

All of this started over on Skillshare , where I took a couple of classes by Bonnie Christine and Elisabeth Olwen. These two ladies are seriously skilled in surface pattern design and in teaching, so I can only recommend their classes.

My first pattern collection was designed for a class challenge by Bonnie Christine and this was my entry:
MOOD- & INSPIRATION BOARD:

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SKETCHES:

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Pattern Design by Annika Olsson 03PATTERN COLLECTION:

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SECOND COLOR:
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There was a lot of talented people joining this challenge, which made the competition pretty tough.  I of course didn’t win, but I did get an honorable mention, which I’m very proud of, since this was my first time designing a pattern collection 🙂 You can read about the winners and my mention on Bonnie Christine’s blog. If you would like to see my entire entry, you can find it here on Skillshare.

I hope you like my designs 🙂

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